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Jobs to do in April

Spring should be here but watch out for frosts!

Sow seed outdoors
Vegetable growing really takes off this month. Chit and plant out second early potatoes in the first half of the month, maincrop potatoes in the second half. It's also time to sow seed outdoors in well-prepared soil.

Jobs to do in July

Harvest should be bountiful and the allotment is in full swing

Now is the height of summer, the days endlessly long, temperatures usually at their peek and you should be reaping the rewards of your hard work in the preceding months. Watering in this month is crucial to stem off premature bolting, tomato blossom end rot and splitting skins.

Jobs to do in September
September marks a change in the seasons, you'll be harvesting the last of your summer crops if you haven't already done so, crops like tomatoes, beans, peppers, sweetcorn will be finishing, but on the other hand the first of the Autumn crops will be nearing ready or may be ready like Apples, Pears, Main Crop Potatoes, Winter Squashes to name but a few!

5 Year Crop Rotation Plan5 Year Crop Rotation Plan

There are many plans for crop rotation, but the most reliable is the 5 year plan as ity seperates the main vegetable categories and gives a longer-term solution

Best Allotment Competition 2015! - 4th July 2015 Starting at 11.30amReview and Results

 Best Allotment Competition 2015 was the best one ever!  Thank you for all that attended to this years event, find out more and who the winners were!

Jobs to do in October

October is the month when it feels like the season is about to turn, the days start to shorten and the sun appears lower in the sky, the leaves change colour and fall to the ground and temperatures drop.  The first frost are likely too, which will be the end of many of your crops out in the open so if you still haven’t harvested frost sensitive crops now is the time before Jack Frost gets them!

Weed ID AppWeed ID App

 Cool new app for identifying weeds!

NSALG National Allotments Week
The National Society Allotment of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners are promoting the National Allotment Week that runs from 10 to 16 August and we the committee are wondering whether we should hold an event?

Jobs to do in May

May is usually one of the busiest months

The soil is warm and the plants growing well. But watch out for a sneaky late frost.

shed870mp2A Massive Thank You!

 A big thank you to all those that helped out, I had a great day with your guys and gals!  And the shed looks great too!

mick poultneyMick Poultney's Raised Beds

Great talk was given by Mick in association with the NVS

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